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 (ē′kə-tīp′, ĕk′ə-)
A genetically distinct population of plants, animals, or other organisms that is found in a particular habitat.

e′co·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.


(ˈiːkəˌtaɪp; ˈɛkə-)
(Biology) ecology a group of organisms within a species that is adapted to particular environmental conditions and therefore exhibits behavioural, structural, or physiological differences from other members of the species
ecotypic adj
ˌecoˈtypically adv


(ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə-)

a subspecies or race that is esp. adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions.
ec`o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.
ec`o•typ′i•cal•ly, adv.


a type or subspecies of life that is especially well adapted to a certain environment. — ecotypic, adj.
See also: Environment


[ˈiːkəˌtaɪp] Necotipo m
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When the races are indistinguishable, these polyploid races are often ecotypically separated (Lewis, 1980).
To test predictions about the effect of the environment on the expression of genetic variance and covariance, we performed a classical reciprocal transplant experiment with offspring of controlled crosses within two ecotypically differentiated populations of Impatiens pallida.
Quite possibly Acer rubrum populations are ecotypically distinct in respect to another variable such as drought tolerance or in respect to an interaction of environmental variables not examined in this study.